teju

noun te·ju \təˈzhü\
variants: less commonly

tegu

\-ˈgü\

Definition of teju

plural

-s

  1. :  any of several large blackish South American lizards of the genus Tupinambis (family Teiidae) that have yellow or white bands across the back, grow to a length of about three feet, often raid hen roosts, and are hunted as pests and for their flesh which is regarded as a delicacy

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Origin and Etymology of teju

Portuguese tejú, teiú, from Tupi & Guarani tejú, teyú


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